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Sandro Galea

Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

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Sandro Galea, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. One of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences, Galea has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature about the social causes of health, mental health, and trauma. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Galea served as the Gelman Professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at the University of Michigan and at the New York Academy of Medicine. He is past chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. In addition, he formerly served as chair of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Community Services Board and as member of its Health Board. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.